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Paulo Coelho's

The Experimental Witch






Original title: Paulo Coelho's The Experimental Witch

Paese: Italy

Anno: 2008

Durata: 110

Lingua originale: Inglese, Francese, Tedesco, Spagnolo, Portoghese, Ungherese


The Experimental Witch is an idea by writer Paulo Coelho, who used the internet to invite readers of his book 'The Witch of Portobello' to make their own cinema adaptations of the text. The film is the result of a competition between readers-turned-directors, who used the characters in the novel as inspiration to make short films of the highest quality. Their images transport the viewer into Coelho's narrative world, in a truly visual exploration of the Brazilian writer's favourite themes. The book's main character is Athena, the adoptive daughter of a rich Middle Eastern couple, who have moved to London to escape the 1982 civil war in Lebanon. Happily married with a daughter and a successful career, the woman is tormented by her mysterious past. She decides to look for her birth mother and travels to Romania, where she discovers she has surprising powers that can change her life and the lives of others around her.


Direction: Sylvia Fodor, Aaron J. March, Tamsin Mac Carthy, Adriana Garza, Geoff Stewart, Michael Mayers, Jennifer Bollinger, Craig Archibald, Tadeh Daschi, Alex Jehs, Lilla Ban, Linda van der Steen, Fernando Espindola, Alfonso Suarez Romero 
Screenplay: based on Paulo Coelho's idea 
Editing: Emanuele Giardina, Riccardo Sgalambro 
Producer: Betty Wrong 
Production: Olney Entertainment 
Co-producer: Elisabetta Sgarbi, Eugenio Lio, Emanuele Giardina, Riccardo Sgalambro

Paulo Coelho és a "The Experimental Witch" rendezői a Római Filmfesztivál vörös szőnyegén.
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